The CHRC is governed by a board of directors composed of faculty, students, and community members with an interest in promoting research in the humanities.
Dr. Gillian Crozier, CHRC Director. Dr. Crozier is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Canada Research Chair in Environment, Culture and Values. She publishes in the philosophy of science with a focus on the philosophy of evolutionary biology and cultural evolution. She also publishes in bioethics, with a focus on social justice and international trade in medical goods and services.
Dr. Susan Glover is an Associate Professor in English. Her research and teaching interests are primarily the literature and culture of England, Scotland, and Ireland from the Restoration in 1660 until the close of the eighteenth century. Current research includes an edition of Sarah Chapone’s The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives (1735), and a study of Frances Brooke and Quebec in the 1760s. She is the author of Law, Property, and Early Eighteenth-Century Fiction (Bucknell University Press, 2006).
Dr. Ernst Gerhardt is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English. His primary areas of research and teaching are early modern English drama and creative writing. His research focuses mainly on the religious drama of the early sixteenth century. He is also interested in Tudor and Stuart economic discourses, early modern English history plays and historiography, print and manuscript cultures, and early modern treatment of food on the stage. His current projects include a monograph examining the theatrical representation of early modern economic subjectivities, “Persons of Interest: Discourses of Economy in Early Modern English Drama”; an essay on the politics of food metaphors in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus; and the co-editing of John Bale and John Leland’s 1549 text, The Laboryouse Journey and Serche of Johan Leylande.
Scott Neigh is a writer based in the Sudbury community. A recent graduate of the Interdisciplinary Humanities MA in Interpretation and Values at Laurentian, and winner of the Margaret Atwood HuMA Award in 2012, he is currently serving as the community representative on the CHRC board. His work includes a wide range of writing on social and political topics and on social movements. In 2012, he published a two-book project involving a unique approach to Canadian social movement history: Gender and Sexuality: Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists and Resisting the State: Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists by Fernwood Publishing.